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Old 07-11-2008, 03:12 PM   #29
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If there's nobody waiting we do the full monte...if there are people waiting, we do the short routine... Unfortunately, not everyone does it this way. We must be onn a different schedule than the rest of the world, though, because we usually don't have to wait, nor is there a line. Maybe we're just lucky.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:31 PM   #30
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Wait, your supposed to dump something? Is that why it's stinking back there?
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:02 PM   #31
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Wait, your supposed to dump something? Is that why it's stinking back there?
You made me laugh!
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:24 PM   #32
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.... Does anyone think 10 minutes is to long or do we need to practice taken a dump
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I guess it depends. How fast can you get through a Reader's Digest?

Seriously, the hard part is cleaning out the inside of the rinsewater hose.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:03 PM   #33
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My manual has a diagram for a device that eliminates dumping altogether. It connects to your tow vehicles exhaust and basically incinerates the waste as you go down the highway. Don't know what it smells like for vehicles behind you, but i'll bet it ain't like fresh-baked cookies!
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The Flying J Dump....

We like to purchase diesel fuel at Flying J's. Many of them have dump stations right at the diesel pump. I should note for those unaware that this is at the RV/Car/Light Truck diesel side of things and NOT where the big rigs hang out.

Any rate, my blood boils when we wind up behind someone who not only takes the time to pump many gallons of fuel but then starts on the dump of the waste tanks. Grrrrr. Lots of other unhappy want to be fuel purchasers in line as well.

And yes, the mess that some leave behind is unbelievable. It can, unfortunately be worse; when they are dumping next to you while you are filling up and they manage to spill everywhere. The spillage at these places is beyond belief.

If I may quote that famous Mama person, Ms. Gump, "Stupid is as stupid does!".

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program....
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:41 PM   #35
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I think we did rather well, considering. We had to break-out our own rinse hose cause state park we were at did not provide one or someone stole it.Probably the later. Yes,the rinsing of the big slinky hose is the worst. OH,am I suppose to get drownded by the rinse hose sprayer,my wife says thats part of dump-station procedure.We actually did a dump and rinse and go I did a finish rinse and a tank treatment when we got home.
Oh I don't read really fast so there wasn't time for Readers Digest.
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:02 PM   #36
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I prefer the Cousin Eddie approach - park in front of an in-law's house and put it down the storm sewer. A beer helps the job to go smoothly too.

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Old 07-12-2008, 11:49 PM   #37
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They key in my opinion is dumping the black tank as full as possible. For example at Moraine View, I added an additional 21 gallons of fresh water at my site. Prior to leaving our site I filled the remaining space in the black and grey tanks with fresh water pumped from the fresh water tank. When I got to the dump station I emptied a full black tank and then a full grey tank.

Any residue left in either tank is so minor, it's not worth the effort to do multiple flushes of the tank. So instead of sitting at the dump station doing multiple flushes, fill both tanks before leaving your site and then dump. You will find the dump process goes quickly. I've always followed this practice on my trailers and have never experience a clog or buildup.

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Wait, your supposed to dump something? Is that why it's stinking back there?

No, seriously.
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Hummmm never thought of Adding water. We will try that.Thats also a little less weight to bring home. Actually it would be better to have a pressure built up and the additional water would dilute what ever solids are there. Good Point we will try it.
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My manual has a diagram for a device that eliminates dumping altogether. It connects to your tow vehicles exhaust and basically incinerates the waste as you go down the highway. Don't know what it smells like for vehicles behind you, but i'll bet it ain't like fresh-baked cookies!
Greg, there was a brochure for the Thermasan in my '74 Argosy -- the PO didn't actually install it however. See posts at http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...ence-8635.html.
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Here is more information on that device. Originally designed for Motor homes to empty their tanks on the road. http://www.henry-davis.com/GMC/thermasan.htm
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Last year i was at the sewage plant rv dump and had the fortune to be behind a couple who were getting "the lesson" on how to dump from their adult sons. After25 minutes and 4 flushes of the tank it was time to rinse the hose. To do this apparently one rinses out the inside and then grabs one end of the hose. You then start swinging it around as you turn in a circle. The hose must elevate to about head height as you spin it out to get all the water. You make about 10-12 revolutions to accomplish this proceedure.


I prefer my usual method. :|
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